What could have caused this?

Discussion in 'The Rural Life' started by Slowmodem, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    I went out this morning and found a Shepard's Hook type pole that holds a bird feeder bent over. I've never heard of any bears around here. Could it be a deer? A fat coon? There is a pile of seed left and the feeder's still about half full. Anybody have any ideas?

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  2. Medic1259

    Medic1259 New Member

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  3. vermillion

    vermillion New Member

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    no footprints?


    (big foot or otherwise?)
     
  4. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    no footprints. It's been pretty dry here for the past week or so.
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Big bird escaped from sesame street.

    Raccoon
     
  6. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    I think I'd go with raccoon. It's amazing what they can do. We've had them "tilt" a hook before. With dry ground, could have "bounced" with the feeder and bent the hook, although I think the feeder would have given way.

    Walt
     
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  7. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    If there were sunflower seeds in the feeder my bet would be on a raccoon also.
     
  8. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I vote for coon
     
  9. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    that would be an industrious coon, if it were a bear, that hook would be bent in half, and your bird feeder would be emptied, smashed or carried off:grin:
     
  10. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    RaccoonBirdFdrRiverJune2011_005.jpg RaccoonBirdFdrRiverJune2011_001.jpg coons and birdfeeders....:lol:
     
  11. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Coon interrupted by dog? Otherwise, there wouldn't be any seed left.

    Cute pics!
     
  12. cg3

    cg3 New Member

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    Big fat coon.
     
  13. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    C'mon now, what could it have been other than an enormous swarm that settled there till it bent, so they moved on.:lol:
     
  14. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    That would be a real fly-by-night outfit! :D
     
  15. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    gee whiz efmesch, how fat are your bees in israel?........:lol:
    funny part would have been to see that fat coon shimmying up that skinny garden hook to get at that feeder, tip....tip.....tip.....tip.....WHAM!!!